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Limited Time Half Price Admission for Two Great Springfield Tourist Attractions

Limited Time Offer: Enjoy the Illinois State Fair, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum for just $12 SPRINGFIELD, IL – As families begin searching for affordable family friendly activities to enjoy this summer, the Illinois State Fair is announcing its continued partnership with the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum to offer special discount admission…
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New Exhibit Explores Abraham & Mary Todd Lincoln's Romance

Explore a historic romance Lincoln Presidential Library offers tour of sites from the Lincolns’ courtship and marriage SPRINGFIELD – The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is offering special tours this summer that let visitors explore historic Springfield and learn about the unlikely romance between Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd. The “Abe and Mary: Quite…
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Possible Wind Farm in Talks for Warren & McDonough Counties

A wind farm could soon be coming to Warren & McDonough counties. The Warren County Board hosted Senior Manager of Business Development for Capital Power, Matt Martin, at their meeting on Wednesday. The project has been in the works since 2008, but some setbacks have put the project in jeopardy. Martin shared some insight on…
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New Public Defender Coming to Warren County

The Warren County Board voted on Wednesday afternoon to hire Justin M. Bougher of Lucie, Scalf, Sutton, & Bougher of Macomb to fill the vacancy of public defender for the county. A search has been ongoing since Attorney Tom Siegel announced in early May that he would resign on July 1. A barrage of felonies…
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Silvie's Ride 2018: Benefit for Children at WIRC Victim Services

Diane Mayfield, Director of WIRC Victim Services, shared details about Silvie’s Ride that is taking place this Saturday June 16th starting at the Elk’s Club in Macomb, IL: “It’s called Silvie’s ride and this is in honor of a little girl Silven Yocum, and back in 2006 when she was just 5 years old she…
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America's Run for the Fallen 2018

America’s Run for the Fallen 2018 is coming to the Monmouth and Galesburg area this Friday, June 15th culminating in a ceremony to be held at Lincoln Park in Galesburg at 6 p.m. Runners began in April of this year in California and will continue to run through August 5th with their final stop at…
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Renewable Energy Projects Coming to Galesburg

Ken Springer with the Knox County Area Partnership shared the latest business developments from around Galesburg, starting with an important approval recently. “Knox County Board at the tail end of last month granted conditional use permits for two solar installations from a company called Geronimo Energy Partners. The reason why this is big news is…
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Packed Summer Ahead for McCrery & Strom Center

Summer means busy times for the Strom Center in Monmouth. First, the Center will host another installment of their Triad Meetings with Monmouth Police Chief Joe Switzer as their featured speaker on Thursday, June 14. He will discuss scams and ways to combat them. This Friday, the Center will host a Gentlemen’s Day for men…
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Details on Warren County Crash – June 6

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:Master Sergeant W. McCamant DATE: 06/06/2018 (309)833-4046 ISP FATAL TRAFFIC CRASH ALERT The Following Preliminary Information is Being Released by Illinois State Police District 14 WHAT:FATAL CRASH WHERE: 270th Avenue, westbound, at IL Route 94, Warren County WHEN: 3:28 PM VEHICLES: Unit 1—2015 Nissan Altima Unit 2—2001 Ford Taurus DRIVERS: Unit 1…
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State Rep. Swanson Thankful for Stability After Approved State Budget

Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a new $38.5 billion spending plan on Monday, giving the state of Illinois its first full-year state budget since he took the position. State Representative Dan Swanson talked about what the objective was for state officials when crafting the new budget: “We went into the budget talks focusing on a balanced…
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June 3 Galesburg Stabbing Details

On Sunday June 3, 2018 at approximately 11:50 p.m., Galesburg Police responded to 1402 Monmouth Boulevard for a report of a stabbing. On arrival, Officers located the victim (Nathan J. Goehl m/w DOB 04/22/1995). Goehl was suffering from multiple stab wounds and was transported to Galesburg Cottage Hospital by Galesburg Hospital Ambulance Service. Goehl was…
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Warren County Sheriff Warns of Increased Traffic Throughout Summer

The warmer weather has finally come, and that means more people will be out traveling on the roads. Warren County Sheriff Martin Edwards wanted to remind folks out and about to slow down and take caution, especially in construction zones: “It’s summertime, and there’s a lot of movement. Particularly the big problem we have out…
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